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Forum: FreeForAll 10-15-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 984
Views: 70,985
Posted By Earl
I can't be 100% sure, but I believe this person...

I can't be 100% sure, but I believe this person is a member (in good standing) on this forum.

Looks like something has gone 'wonky' on the prices, such as a "1" being added to the fron of each...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 09-05-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Earl
Here's a link to an image of Apollo 5 on the pad...

Here's a link to an image of Apollo 5 on the pad (this was the booster for the ill-fated Apollo 1 mission....wound up being used to launch the first LM into earth orbit for its first initial unmanned...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 09-01-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By Earl
For many scale birds, like the Saturns, flat or...

For many scale birds, like the Saturns, flat or *maybe* a touch of satin is going to be more true to scale.

Museum display items, especially those displayed outside, have, in many cases, been...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 08-23-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By Earl
The coupler tube at the separation point will...

The coupler tube at the separation point will probably need some attention (it will need to slide easily inside the upper part of the BT-80).

Sanding the rings down some will be pretty...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 08-22-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By Earl
Well, darn. Yeah, I've built both the Centuri...

Well, darn.

Yeah, I've built both the Centuri Saturn V and the 1b and have unbuilt kits of each. I also have the Estes k-36 and several of the later iterations (built the 30th anniversary version...
Forum: Scale & Sport Scale Rocketry 08-22-2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By Earl
The S-IVB (third stage) tube in the 1/100 scale...

The S-IVB (third stage) tube in the 1/100 scale Saturn V kits (the original Centuri kit and the later various Estes re-issues) would use the same size tube as the one in question here.

If memory...
Forum: Model Rocket History 08-21-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Earl
Interesting compilation. The numbers that I have...

Interesting compilation.

The numbers that I have scratched my head about over the years is the big jump from the '73-'74 numbers you listed of 40-50 million, to the 100 million 'celebration' that...
Forum: Model Rocket History 06-27-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By Earl
The Defender, I believe, was Centuri's first...

The Defender, I believe, was Centuri's first cluster kit and was available from 1967 until about 1970. As you probably noticed, it was NOT in the '71 catalog.

May have been, in essence, superceded...
Forum: Plans 06-12-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,617
Posted By Earl
Jason- I glanced through the thread somewhat...

Jason-

I glanced through the thread somewhat quickly (and possibly you've already noted it), but the 1340 used heavy walled tubing that was thicker than the standard Centuri ST-13 tubing...
Forum: FreeForAll 05-27-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By Earl
Yes, very sad. That leaves only Aldrin, Scott,...

Yes, very sad. That leaves only Aldrin, Scott, Duke, and Schmitt from Apollos 11, 15, 16, and 17, respectively. Four out of twelve. Our heroes are leaving us.


Earl
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 05-07-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,501
Posted By Earl
Joe- That cone would be the Centuri PNC-89 cone....

Joe-

That cone would be the Centuri PNC-89 cone. You can pull up an old Centuri catalog on Ninfinger to check length. It something around 4.5" long or so. Check a 1971 catalog or later.....the '71...
Forum: Projects 05-07-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By Earl
You are correct. They advertized a plastic 1b in...

You are correct. They advertized a plastic 1b in some of their literature of the time, along with the Titan III and Vostok, but apparently the 1b was never released.


Earl
Forum: Wanted: Dead or Alive! 04-13-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By Earl
I did produce an LDRS-15 video from the...

I did produce an LDRS-15 video from the Orangeburg event, but I have no more copies on hand. I had to back away from that part-time business back around '05 due to family health reasons and the...
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-09-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,691
Posted By Earl
Ah! Great job!! That's it! Earl

Ah! Great job!! That's it!

Earl
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-09-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,691
Posted By Earl
Yes, that dimension should be 2.3 inches. Earl

Yes, that dimension should be 2.3 inches.

Earl
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-09-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,691
Posted By Earl
Looks like it is about .22 or .23 material.....I...

Looks like it is about .22 or .23 material.....I guess nominally that would be 1/4" Masonite?

Earl
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-09-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,691
Posted By Earl
Top plate drawing: D7 is closer to .5 D6 is...

Top plate drawing:

D7 is closer to .5

D6 is 5.5

And yes, the 5.75 I had on the original tracing was not correct. It should be 5.9.
Forum: Kit Collecting 02-09-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,691
Posted By Earl
Went back and pulled the three legs from the...

Went back and pulled the three legs from the LIA-100 and here's what I found. In general, the dimensions vary a tad from leg to leg, depending on how they were 'finished off' (with a belt sander I...
Forum: Kit Collecting 05-10-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,691
Posted By Earl
Ok, here is the back page of the assembly...

Ok, here is the back page of the assembly instructions for the LIA-100.
Forum: Kit Collecting 05-09-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,691
Posted By Earl
Ok, thanks for getting the measurements for us. I...

Ok, thanks for getting the measurements for us. I have an old email account, but to be honest I do not really use it or check it very often; just don't have the time.

I did pick up one of the...
Forum: Kit Collecting 05-09-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 13,691
Posted By Earl
Well, it is good to see that indeed the LIA-100...

Well, it is good to see that indeed the LIA-100 had its own, larger deflector at one time. I figured by the different part number and price in the LIA-100 parts list that must have been the case....
Forum: Model Rocket History 04-21-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,737
Posted By Earl
Oops. Well, obviously we were composing messages...

Oops. Well, obviously we were composing messages of similar content at the same time! :o


Earl
Forum: Model Rocket History 04-21-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,737
Posted By Earl
If it is the same Three Mile Island photo they...

If it is the same Three Mile Island photo they ran in their catalog for a while, it was credited to Scott Pierce, who, if it is the same Scott Pierce, was later an employee of Aerotech as I...
Forum: Projects 04-19-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,266
Posted By Earl
Looks like they put the wrong nosecone in that...

Looks like they put the wrong nosecone in that kit package.

The F16, F15, and F104 kits used the longer, more pointed PNC-106 nosecone and the F4 kit used the shorter, more rounded PNC-103 nosecone...
Forum: FreeForAll 04-12-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By Earl
Today is also the anniversary of the first...

Today is also the anniversary of the first shuttle flight in 1981, Young and Crippen.

It REALLY is hard to believe that has now been 36 years ago and six Presidents later.


Earl
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